Now that I talked about the bridal shower decor, it’s on to the food. (oh, did you grab your free recipe card download?) I used some glass plates and cups to make it special. And besides, when else can I use something like that?
For drinks it was an obvious choice – lemonade! I used the can of frozen concentrate and cut up a bunch of strawberries to put in it for a hint of strawberry-lemonade flavor. I also had water, with lemon slices for color (and theme!):
My cousin Kate brought the lemon bars – she makes the best ones!! And some pretzels to add some salty flavors to the menu.
I made lemon cream puffs – I used the Pampered Chef “puff” recipe and the lemon filling from this recipe on AllRecipes. Basically you make like a lemon curd and then mix it with homemade whip cream, so it’s a lemon-flavored whip cream. I was a little disappointed with these because they just didn’t have that lemon “bite” or “zing” I was wanting. I think if I made them again I would use the lemon curd stuff straight-up – not mix it with whipcream. They were alright, just not wow – but they looked fabulous:
What was “wow” was the homemade lemon ice – it had that “bite” – the pucker up taste I love. I found the recipe off of Woman’s Day via The Idea Room. It made a lot more than I had lemons for, so I put the extra in a bowl guests could get refills. Some even put the lemon ice in their water – yum!
Oh, of course I had candy lemon drops – you see them in the picture above.
The cake was one of my favorites – lemonade cake, recipe from my friend Sara. It is best in a 9×13 pan because when you pour the glaze on it can just sit there and drown the cake in lemony goodness. But I wanted it to look pretty so for this event I made it in a bundt pan. Here it is toward the end of the night:
Lemonade Cake – highly recommended, and super easy to make – go try it!
linking to all those fun link parties including the saturday show and tell: